It’s no surprise that motorbikes have managed to capture the hearts of thrill-seekers for hundreds of years and the most expensive bikes offer the full package: high speeds, magnificent engineering, and striking good looks.
Ecosse FE Ti XX Titanium Series
Powered by a 2409cc billet aluminium engine, the FE Ti XX transmits 225 horsepower to the rear wheel and carbon fibre has been used in abundance to keep the bike lightweight. The FE Ti XX is completed by a saddle handcrafted by Italian leather authority Berluti and grade-9 titanium exhaust pipes with a ceramic media shot-peened finish.
Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike looks a lot like a 4-wheel Dodge squeezed from both sides, but the V10 four-stroke Dodge Viper engine will soon help you forget all about that! With a theoretical top-speed of 400 mph there are plenty of speed-freaks who certainly would love to put this to the test!
Harley Davidson Cosmic Starship
Price: $1.5 million
These prices sure are getting ridiculous! To create the Cosmic Starship, Harley Davidson partnered with famed rebellious cosmic existentialist artist Jack Armstrong to paint a Harley V-Rod. Considering that some of Armstrong’s artworks go for as much as $3 million, the price almost doesn’t seem so bad…right?
Price: $3 million
The first thing you’ll notice about the Nehmesis is it’s yellow glitter paint and it’s distinct lack of a side stand which makes it look like its lying flat on its underbelly. Stand back sports betting NZ enthusiasts, because this might just blow your hair back! A side stand isn’t necessary thanks to an air-ride system that, along with a single-sided swing-arm rear suspension, can lift the bike 10” or lower it onto the ground. As for the shimmering yellow paint, it’s actually 24-karat gold which easily explains the price.
Hildebrand & Wolfmuller
Price: $3.5 million
If you ever managed to get your hands on the Hildebrand & Wolfmuller you would have to run and jump to get it started as it has neither a clutch nor pedal. Although it’s so beautiful, you may be tempted to never ride it at all and simply allow it to be admired in pristine condition.
Ecosse ES1 Spirit
Price: $3.6 million
There is something to be said for the Ecosse ES1 Spirit when even a professional driver was required by the manufacturer to take a two-week training course before being allowed to ride one of its models. The ES1 Spirit is not a traditional bike by any means: there is no chassis, the swing-arm and rear suspension attach to the gearbox, and the front suspension to the engine. Modern engineering at its finest!
Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter
Price: $11 million
And here it is! The most expensive motorbike in the world! With an eye-catching chassis carved from a single piece of metal and a completely street-legal top speed of 190 mph, the Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter has a 120ci 45-degree air-cooled V-Twin engine which is complimented by titanium, aluminium, and carbon fibre body parts. Only 45 were ever released on the market so you’d be lucky to ever lay eyes on this expertly crafted masterpiece of mechanical engineering.